Owen Jones is a columnist for The Independent. He was born in Sheffield and grew up in Stockport. After graduating, he worked as a trade union and parliamentary researcher. His first book, 'Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class', was published in June 2011. He is currently working on his second book, on the British Establishment, for Penguin.
05 April 2013 10:06 PM
The week I saw how low the right will stoop
02 April 2013 07:47 PM
When these sorts of horrors take place it is natural to look for wider lessons - but here that impulse must be resisted. This is simply a story of nauseating cruelty
31 March 2013 06:47 PM
This week's 'reforms' of a treasured institution - by people who came to power promising not to mess with it - is yet another sickening assault on the poor by the rich
How the People's Assembly can challenge our suffocating political consensus - and why it's vital that we do
24 March 2013 06:54 PM
The cartel of modern politics is only ever disrupted from the right. Now, with the help of like-minded others, I will be touring the country to set up a left-wing movement
20 March 2013 12:10 PM
Labour's leadership is failing to uphold its party's values
10 March 2013 06:32 PM
The Prime Minister is surrounded by ideological crusaders and they've succeeded in turning the politically impossible into the politically inevitable
Hugo Chavez was a democrat, not a dictator, and showed a progressive alternative to neo-liberalism is both possible and popular
06 March 2013 10:47 AM
The President's death will be mourned by millions of Venezuelans - and rightly so
03 March 2013 07:17 PM
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond wants to divert welfare spending to the military
28 February 2013 11:02 PM
An example had to be made of a soldier who revealed a far uglier reality
As Tory austerity inflicts misery on millions, Labour should articulate their alternative to Osbornomics
24 February 2013 08:11 PM
In fact, they already have - in Ed Balls's celebrated Bloomberg speech, which is the founding document of British neo-Keynesianism. That text should be revisited
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more